Toxic Plants

Medicinal plants toxic

It is said that an herb is toxic when its active ingredients are poisonous as the plant contains. In this case it is essential to always be the health professional who decides to use should be given to the plant. In most cases, these plants are used in homeopathy.

Medicinal plants toxic

Numerous toxic herbs. The main poisonous plants found the following:

  • Aconite (Aconitum napellus L.). The active substance is aconitine. It is used in neuralgia, sciatica, palpitations, angina, asthma, cough, nervous cough, asthma, etc..
  • Bitter Almond (Amygdalus communis ssp. Amara). Bitter almonds are active for hydrogen cyanide. It is one of the fastest and strongest poisons known, but there is actually in bitter almonds, but is formed upon contact with water.
  • Arnica (Arnica montana L.). Its active ingredient is the toxic properties arnicina. Its tincture is used in homeopathy for all types of bruises, injuries, bruises, etc..
  • Belladonna (Atropa belladonna L.). They use their roots, seeds, fruits and especially the leaves. Its active ingredient is atropine, extremely toxic. There are so many applications in homeopathy we invite you to read our article on belladonna.
  • Cebadilla (Sabadilla officinalis). It is an irritant poison, so you need a prescription. It has been used in stroke, paralysis, eclampsia, etc.
  • Coca (Coca Erythroxylon). Cocaine is the principal alkaloid containing this plant. It is a strong painkiller.
  • Digital (Digitalis purpurrea L.). From the point of view of medicine, its principle is very poisonous digitalis from one centigram dose. This plant has been used in the narrowness of the aorta and cardiac disorders.
  • White hellebore (Veratrum album L.). A violent poison antidote is the tasnino and potassium iodide. Like Belladonna, and of many other plants mentioned here, has many applications in homeopathy.
  • Squill or Scilla (Urginea maritime). It is one of the most effective diuretics known. It has been used in ascites, dropsy, bronchitis.
  • Jimson weed (Datura stramonium L.). Solanum very poisonous plant. As strong as the belladonna. Used in chorea, epilepsy, urinary incontinence, photophobia, hemorrhoids, etc..
  • Euphorbia (Euphorbia canariensis L.). It is used internally for being extremely irritating
  • St. Ignatius bean (Ignatia amara). Another toxic plant of much use in homeopathy in cases of depression and mental disorders.
  • Nux vomica (Strychnos nux-vomica, L.). Two of his active: brucine and strychnine are very poisonous. This plant is widely used in homeopathy in digestive disorders, dyspepsia, etc..
  • Rue (Ruta graveolens). It is used as emmenagogue, vermifuge, but has to be very careful and not administer to pregnant never congested as the matrix and can be abortive.
  • Snuff (Nicotiana tabacum L.). Plant family Solanaceae. Its active ingredient is the alkaloid nicotine. It has been used in infusion enemas for constipation. It was also used as an emetic (induces vomiting).
  • Daphne (Daphne gnidium). The spurge is a drastic so energetic that the harmful results it produces has fallen into disuse. External use is used as rubefacient and vesicatorio.

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